Icann: dnssec-deployment passes of 50 percent




Icann has said that a majority of the available top-level domains on the Internet now is protected by the dnssec-protocol. Nevertheless, the organization states that there is still a long way to go before all DNS servers dnssec feature.

In a blog posting of Icann graph shows the rapid growth of the dnssec-protocol: since October 2013, the number of top-level domains that are protected by dns servers implemented with dnssec-expansion increased significantly and almost doubled to approximately 210 TLDs. According to ICANN, the growth made possible thanks to the deployment of several major TLDs. Is referring to the non-profit organization specifically the Netherlands and Sweden. The implementation in the Netherlands. Nl domains was already in May 2012 completed by SIDN.

Despite the rapid growth of dnssec implementations Icann says that there is still a long way to go before every Internet user and domain holder can benefit from the extra layer of security. Nevertheless, the organization believes that the advance of dnssec no longer be stopped and will come. Finally available for all top-level domains

Dnssec is designed to complement the DNS protocol and should cache poisoning and man in the middle attacks impossible. Dnssec link the response to a DNS query to a digital signature, in order to verify authenticity. DNS servers for this purpose with a public key cryptography system: dns-information about a domain is signed with a private key, so that users can verify that there has not been tampered with. the information with a public key


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